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ABC
Oct 29, 2012 11:35pm EDT
and so much more. >> there are a lot of worried residents and business owners tonight in alexandria. >> whenever there is a storm this is always a problem spot, old town alexandria. take a look, it is still within its banks and we are told it is about 2 feet below flood stage right now. the potomac river reached high tide this evening and despite several instances of rain throughout the day it remained well within its banks. so many alexandria residents and owners were worried about the impact. >> it seemed pretty scary with all the storms combining. >> several residents braved the wind, cold, and rain to see if the river would begin to flood as it did during hurricane isabel. >> we don't know what is going to happen later on. >> tonight they are fairly confident they have dodged a bullet. >> from late monday afternoon and through the night, the storm pounded this area with relentless show worse. elsewhere the wind knocked down trees and knocked out power to hundreds of alexandria residents. even if the water does not flood the streets, sandy has left its mark. i should point out th
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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ABC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
potomac. in alexandria, you have the urge-- tidal surge tide. high for triggered treating, it will but chilly. -put faugh- for trick or treating, it will be in the 40's. >> residents of new jersey are working to recover. a huge swell of water hit after e broke. had been evacuated. in national guard brought in people to a staging area. towns were under four-5 feet of water in 30 minutes. the massive damage in queens, york, after more than 80 last night. fire 200 firefighters worked to the flames under control, but the it tough for them close enough. at least two hurt and they say started by downed wires and high winds. still ahead, the rain and gone, but to the west -- snow. much of the mountains getting. >> from the west to the east, see what ocean city like the day after. >> alexandria is looking like ocea >> as people start to clean up, concerned about new in their neighborhoods. >> kendis gibson is in old town in alexandria. gordon and maureen, this just came up in the last hour and a half. wating this coming and high tide is not even few hours yet. night for a long owners and resid
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the october 29th snowstorm snow-tober. live from alexandria, richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> now to a developing story out of alexandria. one man is dead and police are on the hunt for his killer. as roz plater reports they have one thing working in their favor. >> this is what people who live in the normally quiet neighborhood woke up to. fairfax county police everywhere. multiple evidence markers and word that a homicide had occurred. it collects a homicide? that's crazy. -- >> a homicide? that just does not happen out here. >> it happened about two in the morning. they have identified the victim as 30-year-old mark ives. >> we have not identified any possible weapons. we are not sure exactly what killed mr. ives. >> they saw a trail of blood on the sidewalk leading up to the front of the house. he had recently moved here from florida with a girlfriend and this is a bit unsettling. >> this is the first time i remember this happen. this is a great neighborhood. it's a little shocking. >> this does not mean it's not a safe place. it's not like there is a madman running around hurting
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
degrees. >> we will take a look exit we are keeping an eye on all town alexandria, where the water was rising yesterday. >> john gonzalez joins us live with an update -- some flooding at this point? >> the good news this year -- morning in old town is that floodwaters have receded. the bad news is the potomac river is a block away the river is two to 3 feet higher. high tide is coming this morning, which is why many of the roads were closed. ucb caution tape and the barriers. -- you see the caution tape and barriers. this came as quite a surprise yesterday. high tide was around 9:00 in the evening. the entire area, low-lying streets were under two to 3 feet of water. some folks said they came down to dinner at the restaurants here and everything seemed fine but when they left the restaurant everything was under water and many businesses were caught off guard. during the height of the strong, nothing happened. it seemed like the area would be scared a serious weather. these are low-lying areas prone to flooding in the old town alexandria, underwater several times over the past few years
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 1:35am EDT
. they've been cooped up. they need to get out. >> ken is out in old alexandria. ken can be westbound it's good to see you warm and dry. >> reporter: are you guys talking about candy? i have something sweet for pup check this out. take a look up king street. nothing happened out here. everybody was prepared for sort of this doomsday storm to come along king street and rip into some of these storefronts, flood the area out, this is a notorious area for flooding, anybody who knows this area, you know that this is the first place to get filled with water any time a significant weather event comes alodge. thankfully, this was not the case. it's safe to say this part of old alexandria came out unscathed. these are the markers that have been carve intootd cement here. that is an area that's no strange a tore flooding. these are what the markers are for. but it didn't even register on the very bottom one. this is good news for the people who live and work in this area. as we've seen with prior hurricane and storms, this area gets ripped apart when the water from the potomac river comes over
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
business owners in old town alexandria have endured a long night because of the rising water. thomas live in old town to update the situation. >> it has been rough throughout the night in old town alexandria. the worry is that we may never be done with this because of more high tide's coming up. it was expected that the water would get up to the nine level. fortunately, it was to 7 at the worst. residents said that this was the worst flooding they have seen in the old town in years. we still have a lot of flood waters here, but much of it has receded over the last couple of hours. still, they are concerned because there is a high tide tomorrow and a high tide on thursday that a spokesperson for the city tells me they are keeping a close eye on. they tell me the flooding could be as better potentially worse than tonight. the city of alexandria is giving out sandbags to businesses here long king street. the water actually gone up and would have gone into the business because it got to about here. because of the sandbags, i am looking inside and is bone dry. so the water did not
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
monocacy river herb kohl of florida banks. old town alexandria is where keeping an eyes on things this morning. >> it is fitting that there is a thatmoon on halloween, but can be important when we talk t water levels. the good news this morning in is then alexandria floodwaters have receded substantially. is prince streets. e potomacway is th river. still higher than by 2 to 3 feet. you can still seek barriers and caution tape. businesses and residents have their sandbags back really thought .hey had seen the worst during the height of the storm e was no flooding. old town alexandria was fine. and then last evening this area, a low-lying streets alexandria, was feet of 2 or 3 water. one gentleman told us that he dinner andave except forwas ok grain. he came out and everything was after the potomac banks.umped its the river is not supposed to crest until late this evening. a high tide that at 10:06 this morning. caution tape here as far as you can see on union street. no cars left on the streets for hours. have more flooding depending on the wind. lightsace has halloween sandbags and th
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
still remains. >> ko im is live in alexandria with the conditns there. good morning, ko. >> reporter: good morning, matt and andrea. old town is located on the west bank of the potomac. it is expected to flood tonight. maybe even crest a couple feet above water. dr alexandria was able to escape major flooding issues. we did see some minor flooding monday and we saw how high the water can get yesterday morning around high tide. if you haven't prepared already, we want to show you this is an example to follow. this clothing store in downtown old town alexandria has put up some plastic right in front of the door. this is the way to do it. stack these sandbags so that if you can, they're staggered. there's no gaps in between. of course lay them flood so that they don't fall over. so this is pretty sturdy and hopefully the store won't see any water dampen some of the clothes inside. as far as history, we could see the potomac here rise to the highest water levels since 1996. it could go down in the books as one of the top five water level events. as far as alexandria, while it is used to
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
spot in alexandria for years, but today the genon power plant closed for good. neighbors say the pollution the plant cost for years is worse than a loss of more than 100 jobs. john gonzalez explains. >> good morning. about 120 employees will not be returning to work. the smokestacks are quiet this morning and the plant is dark. an amazing sight, considering this plant has been burning coal since 1949. one of the area's largest our plants and perhaps biggest polluters is shutting down today. this after a decade-long dispute that included residents arguing that their health was in serious danger. >> i have to take medicine the rest my life. >> the plant located on the potomac river has gone by several names in the past 60 years. the owner claims the main reason its closing is because natural gas is much more efficient than coal. neighbors believe it's much more to do with pressure over pollution. >> this would be all over the neighborhood, all over the house. you cannot open the windows. >> nearby neighborhoods say they have been dealing with harmful and coal ash for decades. closu
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
released to members of the secret service miami field office. >>> in alexandria tonight, a spike in sex assaults against women out walking alone. the latest happened late last night near the intersection of van doren street and courtney avenue. two other women were assaulted in recent weeks. the attacks are growing increasingly violent, as richard jordan reports. >> reporter: when a woman was attacked last night, police say the area was likely dark and des oh late. >> usually after 9:00 here, it's almost closed. >> reporter: alexandria police say the 20-year-old got off a bus at 11:30 on eisenhower and van doren. a short walk later up the street to courtney avenue, that's where the victim was caught offguard by a strange man. she says she believes he's hispanic. >> he demanded money. when she said she had no money, he pulled her into the bushes where he sexually assaulted. >> reporter: it has some women in the area on edge. >> i'm worried about it. i didn't expect from this area like this. >> reporter: that concern is growing, because alexandria police are now investigating three at
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in upper marlboro and old town alexandria. >> part of keen street behind me is fine. but look what happened to other parts, under water tonight and it has been under water for hours. you're looking at a block from where the potomac river usually is. it overflowed its banks tonight. you see what happened. what a difference television makes. a few feet lower for me to flooding. the water got to about here. but the sand bags helped keep the water from coming in. a lot of folks around here are a little nervous because this may not be over. businesses on king street had to act quickly. businesses near the potomac were already under water and things were getting worse as. >> we came back out and we were, like, holy smokes. >> within 15 minutes, we saw over take both sides of the sidewalk. 50 minutes later, it had overtaken the other side of the street. -- 15 minutes later, it had overtaken the other side of the street. >> alexandria's not the only place dealing with flooding. >> it is crazy to see this. >> floodwaters rushing over a streets and upper marlboro. >> i have never seen it thi
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, john gonzalez. >> talk of potential record flooding in alexandria they become very nervous. it and put on the sand bags and move the furniture. there's a man securing his vote. there's only so much you can do. today the potomac river looks column but that can change drastically in a few days. sandy doesn't seem to be losing much steam and is headed our way on a collision course steam in the northeast. an ingredient for the perfect storm. >> is really blowing up the river. it could cause a lot of problems. >> it has already claimed 29 lives, more than 10 in cuba along, including a four-month- old boy. this man says the hurricane was a very big and i have never seen anything like it in my 54 years. flooding is almost a way of life for the businesses here in old town alexandria. but this hurricane has people more concerned than usual. >> we are going to take things to storage. san bagging last time did not do much of anything. >> merchants and property owners have already put sandbags on a standby. the atomic jumping its banks -- the potomac river jumping its banks is the least of the
Univision
Oct 4, 2012 6:30am EDT
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NBC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
more rain drops come in. we'll talk about that coming up. >>> an alexandria man makes a startling discovery, to say the least, early this morning. a dead body outside his home. news4's derrick ward spoke to police about what led to the murder. >> reporter: a quiet neighborhood in alexandria, an idyllic fall scene in suburbia, but the predawn darkness brought a real horror to this community, a homeowner awakens to find a man dead on his doorstep. police were called with a report of some sort of disturbance. >> we received a call this morning around 2:00 in the morning where our victim was found in the 5400 block of broadmoor street in the alexandria area. >> reporter: police identified the victim as 30-year-old mark earl ives. there's not a lot of information about the cause of debt. >> trauma to the upper body is the death i can tell you. >> reporter: sources tell news4 the victim appeared to have a wound to his head. police say they do not believe there's a cause for concern among others in the community. >> our early investigation, we believe that the suspect in this case is act
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
systems in our area including d.c., alexandria and fairfax, prince george's, charles, frederick and montgomery county schools there. we see bruce johnson getting ready to talk to us from rehoboth. you can see the whole list of school closings at www.wusa9.com. >> as you might imagine, all the flights at the local airports have been canceled until further notice, as has the vre, mark rail, amtrak train -- marc rail, amtrak trains and that's for tomorrow. we also know metro will not have service in the morning. they will reassess and decide later on when the subway and buses will start to run again, but as of now you should be at home. >> that's right. they're not going to make that decision to get them running again until they see what the weather brings. they are at the mercy of mother nature as they said. >> we all are, quite frankly, looking at some of the strongest winds beginning to move into the metro area. let's start with the wind gusts. so far we've had wind gusts 55 at national, down last hour to 51. don't let that fool you. winds will go up before they go down. wind gusts
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
4:17. this is a live look at alexandria, virginia, where there's a particularly low lying area. they're sandbagging and water rising. we'll get a look at the low lying areas throughout the region today. >>> sandy is forcing hundreds of thousands of new yorkers from their homes as we speak, actually prior to now. police issued evacuation orders for more than 375,000 people living in low lying parts of new york city. the city also suspended subway and bus service for today, and the city schools, of course, are closed. >>> the jersey shore is also in sandy's sights. new jersey governor chris christie is warning residents there to prepare for the worst. >> i'm completely confident we'll be able to get through this and get through this well, but there are going to be some challenging moments over the course of the next 72 hours. people in new jersey are not strangers to challenge. so we're going to be challenged again. >> christie has ordered a state of emergency, and all public transportation in the state is suspended. >>> back in new york, the statue of liberty closed today and to
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
get the flooding that was accepted, the threat still remains. ko im is in alexandria live with a report on conditions there. ko? >> reporter: good afternoon, jc. what a treat for people here on king street at high tide this morning. no water came up and no need, no major need for these sandbags. the roads are reopened. the barricades put away for now. sunlight peeked through clouds and birds took to the sky, welcome sights in old town, alexandria saying goodbye to superstorm sandy. this colorado woman is relieved. >> don't want to do it again. >> reporter: just puddles this morning on king street as residents waited to see what high tide would bring. so far at 10:00 nothing to report. and so the sandbags were shhoed away. high tide does return late tonight. as far as we know, halloween trick-or-treating should go smoothly here in alexandria, but emergency management officials are continuing to closely monitor the situation. we're live in old town alexandria, ko im, 9news. back to you. >> thank you, ko. >>> the monocacy river in frederick county, maryland continues to show force.
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
chief julie carey joining us from alexandria now. hi, julie. >> reporter: just now a fine mist calling here. look how murky it is out on the potomac. you can see the white caps whipped up, and that sailboat has been rocking and banging into that pier. alexandria, arlington, falls church, fairfax county, all declared a local state of emergency today to help them better deal with whatever sandy brings. this was the long line of cars that formed at an alexandria middle school parking lot. the hot commodity here, sandbags. >> an ata to gw. >> caller: truckload after truckload hauled into this location in old town were carted off as soon as they could be delivered. >> we got a basement that floods every now and then so i want to make sure we've got sandbags to go around the basement. >> reporter: in the hunting done area, they know all about flooded basements because theirs have filled in several past storms. regs dents were prepping their property. generators on stand by, trash cans, bungeed together, and check out this window treatment. >> flywood on there and waterproof tape to s
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 10:30pm EDT
to old town, alexandria in northern virginia where karen gray houston is standing by. typically in storms like this we start to see flooding there. what's the situation? >> reporter: we are here because this area is prone to flooding and you can tell that by what some merchants are doing. this starbucks is doing what everybody always does. they've got sandbags in the windows and doors to keep water out, but so far the water is nowhere in sight. the wind is becoming the real story here tonight and you can tell this sign here that shows what shops are in the area, the wind was strong enough to topple that sign over. now to talk a little more about the flooding, i've got some video we want to show you we shot a few minutes ago, darrell brown, our photographer, that shows you the marina right around the corner, the waterfront marina. the boats that are anchored there were doing fine. they look okay. it's very calm on the potomac. the river seems fine. it is not at the point of overflowing. now the wind is the problem and we understand that there are widespread outages in northern virgi
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
just looking at the high tides for alexandria where jessica doyle is. there's one at 8:45 and 9:00 p.m. tonight. those will be the critical times because we have coastal flood warnings 1 to 3 feet above normal high tides. a full an also. that's exacerbating things a little bit. this storm is not going up the west side of the chesapeake. if it were going up the west side of the chesapeake like isabel, it would be a lot worse than that. we'll give you the day planner and get into everything else that's going on with this severe weather alert 567891 by noon -- alert. 51 by noon. winds north, northwest 20 to 40. by later this afternoon they'll be gusting in the 50 to 60 mile range. right now it's still relatively calm. you've got a little bit of time to take some precautions still. maybe clear any leaves out of the drains. warnings up and down from the virginia-north carolina coast all the way up to maine. hurricane force wind warnings, marine storm warnings. consider them the same as tropical storm and hurricane warnings at this point. you can see what's going on from really the virginia-
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
continues with john gonzalez in alexandria. >> perhaps a small taste of what's to come. it's raining in alexandria, virginia. pepco has already been in contact with a number of utility companies across the middle atlantic, securing 400 contractors. we know what happens with these storms. in low-lying areas like old town alexandria, the concern is how aggressive the potomac will get. the powerful storm already pounded the caribbean, leaving 21 dead. sandy appears to be losing steam as it heads our way. there's a winter storm brewing in the northeast as well, the ingredients of a super storm. residents in old town alexandria have sandbags on standby. >> any time something like this happens, we lose a lot of money. >> locals were about erosion and widespread damage. >> i hate to see it all disappear. >> power outages and massive flooding are on everyone's mind. pepco crews are expecting lines in college park. and d.c. water said crews to clear the sewers and the drains. >> i'm concerned about my children. my son is on another street and my daughter is in another area. >> experts predict ab
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
is live in alexandria where preparations are under way. good morning, ko. >> reporter: good morning, matt and andrea. we have to remember again that today is halloween. right now we're not seeing any rain, maybe a light breeze if anything. kids will be waking up and going to school in alexandria. people will be going to work likely. but they probably won't be trick or treating here late tonight and that's because this road on king and south union streets will be closed. as howard mentioned, the potomac could crest a couple feet above water so we're keeping an eye on this marker right here in front of the torpedo factory. we got some video yesterday of people getting free sandbags from the city of alexandria to try and prepare for these persistent flooding issues. the mayor told me yesterday that they're going to be monitoring the situation for the next couple of days. the flood warning is in place until 2:00 p.m. friday afternoon. if you come take a walk with me on south union streets, yesterday this was flooded at high tide. we're expecting high tide again after 10:00 this morning.
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
attention now. we go live to alexandria with more. >> it appears everyone is heeding the warning. pepco has secured about 400 outside contractors. we know all too well what has happened in the last couple of years with power outages when the get storms like this. in old town alexandria, it is a low-lying area and the concern is that how high the potomac river will get. the powerful storm already pounded the caribbean leaving 21 dead. sandy does not appear to be losing steam as she had our way. it could collide with a weather system coming from the midwest. >> [inaudible] >> local beaches or about erosion. >> i like the way it is. i would hate to see it go way. >> power outages and massive flooding are in everyone's mind here at home. pepco crews expect lines in college park has sent crews to clear power lines and sores. >> my daughter is another area. my family is all around. >> with a mix of weather systems like the one we may get in the next couple of days, experts predict about $1 billion in damages. >> thanks so much. we invite everyone to stay with abc 7 news because we will
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. there is no word right now on the woman's condition. >> for thousands of people in alexandria, one day after we investigated problems with several high-rise buildings. >> tell us what made the difference. >> a number of residents we spoke with, many of whom had to use space heaters of the last several days just to stay warm are happy that the heat is back on after 7 on your side stepped in. >> you need people to step up to the plate and speak on behalf of others who do not have a voice. >> at about noon, the heat at the southern towers apartments in alexandria was turned back on for the winter. the temperature had dipped into the high 40's or 50's over the last several nights. the conditions were very uncomfortable here, particularly in the morning. monday night, a property manager told us due to the system's eight, the heat is turned on in the fall and kept on until the spring. there are thousands of residents, and pleasing all of them can be difficult. tuesday afternoon after the heat went on, robin was relieved. >> hopefully everybody will be warm now. >> we should point out that fa
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
with steve. >> good morning. an accident overnight was in alexandria at the bottom of the screen and huntington avenue, south of the beltway. the road is open, but there's still some activity heading down from old town alexandria. you will see the activity, but it looks like you can get by in both directions. the beltway near university boulevard in silver spring, looks pretty good. some overnight roadwork, but if you stay to the right, no delays whatsoever. no problems on 95 northbound or southbound. there is overnight work in the clearing stages on both sides especially on the virginia side. no significant delays or other problems around the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. pedestrians struck by a vehicle in fairfax county. >> this happened before 2:00 this morning at richmond highway and huntington avenue. the victim was taken to the hospital. we don't know the condition. the driver remained on the scene. the crash is under investigation. d.c. police investigating a shooting before 12:30 this morning in the 1700 block of benning road in northeast. the victim was taken to hospit
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
neighborhood. john joins us live. >> as we all know, the worried the low-lying of alexandria, va., have lucky over the past with storm damage. it appears that they have a major bullet. x county police, still postwith a mobile command set up. the county buses earlier, even e just ins out her case. quite frankly, it has been g all morning long. high tide was at 9:00 this morning. it was at about 6 feet during storm, right the at street level. evacuated and r were shut off as a precaution. spoke with one resident, a was asked to leave the monitor the tributary. >> income was far of the street. we did get filled up with canned and a can of gasoline. >> you can only imagine that was thinkingn luck was not on the side of , but it appears that things are changing for these residents. this afternoon the evacuation has been lifted. there is another high tide for alexandria and virginia, but right now the evacuation has been lifted. >> metro will resume its limited schedules service this assessing after by hurricane sandy. officials say that they will restore normal service levels but in the mean
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
alexandria management did on the he despite the cold temperatures. on in that now building. we discover the problem is not exclusive to alexandria. region got inthe contact with 7 on your side. a disturbing look at what we evening.s this case is a little different, and some would argue frankly.ous, quite this hirise behind the, the is home tose, seniors, who are more , andptible to cold weather get colder for the next nights. >> she told me yesterday when i to hershey said it was about 60. >> she says her 90-year-old mother complained of being cold much that she bought her a space heater. it is a critical plans that a residents thatly house feel like they to stave off the cold. >> it is very cold. >> the silver spring hirise for n on thehas yet to tur heat, despite recent dips to below 50 degrees. t> i had the oven on righ n see, and iu ca also have an electric radiator turned on. >> and that radiator is on all day, every day. problem is not isolated. the southern tower is home to thousands and alexandra. d on the heat tuesday after we aired a story about the issue. some older area buil
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
alexandria, richard reeves, abc 7 news. >> the pharmacy and link to the form of meningitis outbreak has issued a voluntary recall. it has killed seven people including one in maryland. they say 23 states are received the contaminated injections. >> now to a developing story in fairfax county where police are investigating a possible homicide. police responded to a call in franconia and they found the body of a 30-year-old mark ives from alexandria. we have more on this at 6:30 tonight. >> yesterday, a vigil was held for a missing teenager bryan glenn. he was supposed to play in his school's football game. there are pleased from his family for his safe return. they just want him back -- there were pleas. >> i saw one of his friends during the kickoff that he usually does. it was tough. >> there are a number of people around who are likely to have seen something. you may have been with him? >> defined his disappearance unusual. they do not believe he wasould run away. >> days ahead of the first and only vice presidential debate, the candidates are preparing and both sides are trying t
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
often. >> a lot of nervous residents in the huntington section of alexandria, virginia. some are breathing a sigh of relief for now. fairfax county police and fire have set up an emergency command post in the shopping center off huntington ave. there's rescue equipment trucks, and even a city bus used to assist those evacuated last night. more than 100 homes along cameron run in alexandria were forced to evacuate. about 125 homes. this is a low-lying area, very prone to flooding. there have been a number of serious flooding problems in recent years. many of the residence and spent thousands and thousands of dollars to repair their damaged basements. the water level got as high as 6 feet, which is right entry- level. the fire department did shut off power to much of the neighborhood during the height of the storm as a precaution. fortunately, we are told in no major flooding at this time. the water level at this morning at cameron run is at four feet but we are still getting a good amount of rainfall and wind. we are told the emergency staff fear will stay on the scene throughout
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
alnwick is live in alexandria with the latest. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are down to dry pavement for the most part here at king an upstreets in old town alexandria. just a few puddles left here. the flooding yesterday described pretty much as minor. there is still a coastal flood warning in effect for areas along the potomac, for d.c., for parts of fairfax county south of here and as well as across the river in prince george's county. that in effect until 2:00 p.m. friday. in montgomery county, the potomac river is expected to crest about 7 inches above flood stage sometime early this evening. here in old town town, all eyes are going to be on high tide this morning and also tomorrow morning. they are used to this in old town alexandria and while they certainly braced for the worsted intoing of historic proportions, the water really only came up a few teat submerging the lower part of king and union streets. once the wind and rain stopped, the businesses that could open did. there were plenty of onlookers waiting to so what sandy brought. businesses and residents
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
look at alexandria. you consider rain is really picking up. >> the heavy stuff wi >> this is a live look alexandria where the rate is picking up at this early hour. this is just the beginning of hurricane sandy moving into our area. >> let's check the conditions along the coast and we will start in virginia beach. we will see how the storm can be affecting folks down south. they still have power along the boardwalk in virginia beach. as we go to the outer banks there is a better look as to what is happening along the shoreline. we don't know about the tide of schedule. the surge has come in quite a bit from the last time we saw that picture. we don't know if that is the tides or related to the surge. >> when you have a full moon, the tides are higher than average and you add in the onshore pushed and that makes it up. that is the concern but for us, for the most part, our winds will be offshore because we will get on the west side of the storm which means it will not be so bad in terms of surge. >> any advantage we can get. >> but we will get coastal flooding. wind and flood waters
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
fair fox 3 and alexandria 2 inches and gerrsrdstown4 inches. the heavy rain will taper off and the highest winds have come down but the highest yet to come overnight and very early on tuesday. back to you. >> all right. comprehensive warning of what to expect. >> but seeing the pictures in new york city you feel like we may have dodged a bullet. still, several streets had to be evacuated, folks on fen wick and arlington they were told back at 5:30 grab three days worth of stuff and get out. the power is shut off there. >>> debra has been in the neighborhood throughout the evening. did everybody go and move to a red cross shelter where you are now? >> reporter: actually not everyone did come to this shelter, but there are people -- we're at the lee district rec center. some people had friends they went to see or family they went to see in different parts but what happened is, what i want to show you why they need to get out. let's show this. you can see this body of water, that's the cameron run hunting creek. look at this, fen wick drive comes up to it and that water will come over
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 4:25am EDT
. along the potomac river, fear of more needing continues as high tide is expected in alexandria later this morning. traveling around the country and overseas is a little bit harder in the wake of the superstorm. >> especially complicated on the eastern seaboard right now. fox's william la jeunesse takes a look at when people can expect relief. >> reporter: airlines, rail, shipping, public transportation in six major cities basically in lockdown. more than 16,000 flights canceled since sunday. and the number is rising. >> i think we're going to see more cancellations tomorrow and probably through friday until the airlines get their act back together. i'm not convinced that everyone is going to be able to get back where they're going until maybe five or seven days from now. >> reporter: washington, baltimore, philadelphia, boston airports all continue to report cancellation. >> as i was going through security, they canceled my second flight. as i got down to the gate for the third flight, they canceled it. >> reporter: because new york airports are international transit points, ma
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> back here at home, visitors theld town alexandria know drill. -- businesses in old town alexandria know the drill. how is it looking? >> it is looking wet. it is getting pretty bad. area is under a high wind warning and a flood watch. this is one of the culprits, known to flood in this area. up to 10 inches of rain is expected in his rain -- in this area. this area will be under water by the time of this is over. the wind conditions in old town, watching these and trees blowing within hours, someple of good wind gusts. from the wind and rain made their way to alexandria, all eyes focused on two locations. potomac and the trees. at this irish pub on king street, workers were busy building a last minute line of defense. >> all we can do to get ready. away from theds potomac. most places are already closed. >> businesses were already decorated with sandbags and messages for sandy. most shops were closed today. exception of this maman and locals, there refute on the street. >>t feels very different. >> the wind and rain that is concern. what impact tropical storm force have on trees. >
CBS
Oct 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
alexandria where residents are no strangers to flooding. with the storm like this one people have been getting ready all day. matt jablow is in old town. >> reporter: the waters of the potomac have risen quite a bit causing some flooding on the streets of old town, but nothing, and i mean nothing compared to what we're expecting here over the next few days. >> all we can do is prepare. >> reporter: matt irving has been a server at the mai tai restaurant for the past three years. >> we've been preparing since friday. >> reporter: today he was a mover, moving everything, and i mean everything. >> tables, chairs, kitchen equipment. >> reporter: from the first floor of the restaurant to the second, in preparation for hurricane sandy. >> of course, we have to clear out the freezer and take it to another freezer. >> reporter: like many businesses near the water in old town alexandria, the restaurant has been flooded several times over the past few hours. the restaurant's management is taking no chances. the storm the size and strength of sandy. >> take everything, have to be prepared for wat
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
maryland noty, school tomorrow. place andgs are in are covering windows in alexandria. it is a place that floods often and jummy olabanji is there now. afternoonnews this flooding has not started here in old town alexandria. we just spoke with the mayor's and they say they are prepping for this. you walk the streets of old e king street and street, they have and windows boarded up and businesses are prepared come later to tonight. the other piece of good news is not seen too many people out here on the street. few this morning finishing up their errands. businesses closed around 10:00 this morning. residents who live in the old area say they are used to and they are but theyeady for that preparing for the fact that they will probably lose power. achile. a big pot we can cook and eat things up on the fireplace. >> we have been seeing officials and the fire department police department in alexandria around the streets them havee none of any flooding. there are no street closures so far. stay away from the old town area ofause they expect some these roadways will flood. service a new em
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
tide at alexandria is 10:06. a chilly morning, upper 30s most of the shenandoah valley north and west of washington. south of washington, southern maryland, northern neck, eastern shore low 40s. reagan national 43. here's the storm team 4 hour by hour forecast for today. clouds this morning. a small chance of a sprinkle. by noontime near 50, a little sun breaking out through midafternoon. mid-50s midafternoon. clouds close in after that. back down to near 50 by sunset at 6:08. sunrise at 6:35. i'll return in ten minutes. danella here with first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. >>> checking the roadways, still seeing the early morning crash on the beltway. it's involving a tractor-trailer on the inner loop as you approach annapolis road. crews are still working to get the fuels off of the roadway. again, if you're traveling the inner loop, very light volume this time of morning. still dealing with flooding and downed wires. let's head over to upper marlboro. largo road closed at marlboro pike because of flooding in that area. in virginia, if you're making the trip
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
, are cancelled until further notice. >> lots of schools closed this morning in virginia, alexandria, arlington, fairfax, falls church city, and loudoun county schools are closed. also manassas city, manassas park, stafford city and spotsylvania schools as well. in maryland, prince george's county, montgomery, and howard county schools are closed. >> as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. you can find a complete list of schools running at the bottom of your screen as well as online at nbcwashington.com. >> all of this because of the weather that rolled through yesterday. tom kierein keeping an eye on developments. what are we seeing now? >>> thankfully, the storm is winding down for us. we still have moderate showers coming tregion, and it is snowing now. garrett county, western maryland. frostburg has snow on the ground. parts of eastern and southern west virginia. all this area in white on storm team 4 radar. meanwhile farther east in the form of rain. getting a few moderate views in washington. these areas in yellow and orange and fairfax county. just to the west of
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
rose to high levels. that is expected to happen in the alexandria community of huntington. it saw flooding issues. that area became known for being flood prone. when high tide started coming in, the fairfax county fire department told families on fenwick drive and arlington terrace to leave. some decided to stay. >> they said we had a mandatory evacuation, but it was up to you whether you wanted to leave or not. i chose to stay because i stayed through all the ones before. i'm a veteran. i know what happens at my end of the street. i wanted to stay. >> many of the people who left went to the nearby lee district rec center where a temporary shelter was set up. >>> take a look at the dramatic video of a power substation explosion in new york city. two blasts at the con ed substation in lower manhattan. this knocked out power for 20 blocks in both directions. in all, 230,000 people in manhattan have no electricity. con ed says this is one of the five largest blackouts ever in new york and the largest ever caused by a storm. >> sandy really leaving her mark on new york city. in batter
NBC
Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
sandbags and stocking up on supplies. darcy spence enner alexandria n with that part of the story. darcy? >> we're live along the alexandria waterfront. if you take a look behind me here at the marina, you can see it is very quiet, very tranquil. people spent the day and evening getting ready but say they are not quite sure what to expect. at the cleveland park metro, sandbags are in place to protect against flooding as the region prepares for hurricane sandy. >> i think could or could not happen. and it could be further south, further north. >> governors declared emergency as did d.c. mayor gray. >> we could have flooding in some areas of the city which we are working hard to try to avoid that but this is a tropical storm. it could have severe consequences for the region. >> earlier, there was a run on generators as people brace for the potential for massive power outages. people spent the day stocking up on supplies, including safeway store in d.c. >> i'm glad to get a bottle of water. any kind of water. anticipating the storm, i think folks are going to be raiding all of the stores an
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
schools say they will open at the regular time tomorrow. think of old town alexandria or georgetown when we talk about the storm surge and the flooding. in fact we have a crew watching high tide in old town right now. >> they are also playing very close attention to the river up in frederick. that's where our ryan dean is live monitoring the flooding there. ryan? >> reporter: good evening to you. actually a trail that goes down to the river, this trail has been cut off because the river has spilled out of its bank. to give you an idea. those trees down there, the river is supposed to be ten feet passed that. now it has gushed over its bank and it's creeping towards the historic battlefield and mill run by the national park service has water almost touching it. this is the worst it will get, because the river will crest and start receding in about an hour. right now it's at 21 feet, 6 feet above flood stage. i'm told by locals only a few homes are along the river. we received this photo from a homeowner that lives near the park. but for the most part, the home we saw are keeping dry.
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
breathing easier in alexandria and it's all thanks to one woman who became alarmed by what she saw on her window sill. i'm peggy fox, the story coming up. too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> that film mocking the prophet muhammad is stirring up even more
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
start hunkering down. they're hunkering down in old town alexandria where my colleague jessica doyle is. probably tonight will be the most concern with coastal flood warnings. expecting tides 1 to 3 feet above normal. >> reporter: that's exactly right, howard. i'll bring you live on the scene here in old town alexandria. historically an area that floods first when we talk about flooding in the washington area. old town and the huntington section of alexandria both tend to be flood prone areas. let me show you the scene live on the potomac river. you can see some lights on the other side. the water is starting to rise. low tide came in at about 3:02 this morning. high tide this morning is coming in at 8:45. i can tell you right on the scene here, we've already seen in the last hour that we've been in position that the water has risen about half a foot already. expectations at this point are on a normal day between low and high tide, you get a 3-foot rise in the water. it's going to be about 12 to 24 hours before that runoff starts hitting the potomac. let me tell you, this could be a ver
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
journey. >> a sex assault in alexandria. how one community is trying to stay safe. >> and frightening attack in alexandria has police and women on alert. this all began when the attacker tried to rob women, but police said it turned far more violent. this happened late last night near the intersection of van dorn street and courtney avenue. >> a lot of folks talking about this. this overpass, and very popular among walkers. a lot of folks use decide what to walk from the local metro station. a neighborhood nearby is especially concerned about this. the attack here along busy van dorn street near courtney avenue. >> it is so close to the metro. >> the victim was walking north on eisenhower avenue around 11:30 thursday night. she was confronted by a man with a knife. it got worse. when the woman told the man she had no money he forced her over this guardrail to these bushes and sexually assaulting her. >> it is not very well taken care of. >> this overpass is a popular pedestrian area. there is concern about the assault. >> the neighborhood is a kind of enclaved with high fences. >> i a
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
station, this is news 4 at 11:00. >> right now, at 11:00, high drama during high tide in alexandria, rising water raising fear of more damage after sandy. >> across the area, roads are still under water. th thousands of people still in the dark. neighborhoods still picking up the pieces. >> devastation over much of the east coast. homes have been ripped from their foundations. >> sandy was a historic storm. the death toll risen to 46 now in the u.s. tonight, more than 8 million are without power. the jersey shore and new york city among the hardest hit. >> we begin, though, to tell us where sandy is, doug? >> sandy is still right on top of us. this storm is not going anywhere soon. the good news, here, though, is sandy has weakened dramatically. so we are no longer seeing those fierce winds anywhere across the northeast. that is some very, very good news. we will continue to watch this storm as it's continuing to make its way very slowly toward the north and east. last night, moving at 38 miles an hour as it slammed into the coast. now, it is moving at just a few miles an hour and i
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
soaring again? >> officials in alexandria expect [ mitt romney ] there a two very different paths the country cry take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have t$20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs. i'm gonna make sure that we get people off of food stamps ot by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest way and to make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> some areas did not fled immediately, but that does not mean it's not the case now. >> kendis gibson is live in old town alexandria where he is watching the water rise. clucks of rising quickly around us and we will have to move after this live report. this has been incredible. when we did our last live shot and there was no water in these streets. this has come up in the last hour and we are still three-four hours from high tide. the water is already spreading up king street, one full block from w
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
impact up and down the east coast. this is a live picture of alexandria of the rain coming down. the win is ok right now, but it will be picking up a anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> obviously, all of us across the county are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. >> president obama urging everyone in the path of the storm to take the message of precaution, to stay safe. good morning, washington. it's monday, october 29. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. we are bringing you live team cover
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
mccarren in alexandria with an update on one of the dogs seized from a suspected dogfighting operation. i'll have popeye's story next. >>> we continue to track a story we brought you only on 9 last month. authorities in the alexandria section of fairfax county seized nine dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation. our andrea mccarren returned to alexandria today and is here to give us an update, hopefully a good one. >> well, charges are still pending in the case, but today we had the chance to meet with one of the pitbulls rescued from that suspected dogfighting ring and learn about a system that failed him. >> reporter: this is popeye the pitbull, almost 14 years old and a veteran dogfighter. remarkably at least five different veterinarians treated his injuries over the years, yet none of them contacted authorities to report he was potentially being used to fight. >> a lot of them like popeye has got, you know, pieces missing from his ear or tongue. he has large scars on his body. so these are some of the telltale signs. >> reporter: popeye was the oldest of nine dogs seized last m
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and powerlines. crews were out in the beverly hills neighborhood of alexandria removing trees. tisha thompson is live there with more on the progress they've made. tisha? >> reporter: you're seeing just piles of limbs. this is a former street light. they've managed to put a new light in here, but they have had eight houses that have had trees come through them just in alexandria city alone. and two of them were just yards away from each other. tree removal crews are working overtime along this stretch in alexandria. >> the tree hit and it was boom. it just shook the whole house. i actually jumpd under a little table, like that was going to do any good. >> reporter: peter said he asked his crew to come as soon as possible. in an effort to keep his home from being condemned. >> it's a five-ton tree, 55 feet tall and it was a healthy red oak. it just blew over, and was leaping on the house. when the city came, they said you've got to get this tree off or you can't live here. >> reporter: two houses down, his neighbor wasn't as lucky. >> i'm homeless. i'm a realtor and i have no home. >>
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